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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2019 2:34 p.m. PST

"Research into developing lab-grown meat or so-called ‘cultured meat' has been going on for quite some years now. The first lab-grown burger was developed in 2013 and several other types of lab-grown meat have been successfully made since. It is expected that the price of this type of meat will go down in the coming years and that it will become available at supermarkets for the same or lower prices as animal-grown meat. While research has shown that most people who eat meat are not open to trying lab-grown meat, it is not unlikely that it will become popular in the future. As it is exactly the same as animal-grown meat, there is not really any rational reason for person who eats meat to prefer animal-grown meat over the lab-grown version. Lab-grown meat is also a slightly misleading name, as in the future this meat will be produced in a factory, just like animal-grown meat, as it's only grown in laboratories while it's being developed. However, the question remains whether this is a positive development. In this blog we will discuss some of the pros and cons of lab-grown meat from a vegan perspective….."
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Mr Elmo11 Jan 2019 1:44 p.m. PST

I believe you need animal cells so it's not vegan.

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